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Sweet Potato Competition

Kids love a healthy competition. We were so inspired by the blue ribbon-winning State Fair entry from Dixon Road Elementary last year, we thought we’d...

School Garden Regional Training Announced

The PHHI STEM team of Amy Bowman and Doug Vernon will deliver a 1-day professional development workshop on October 9, 8:00am-3:30pm, at the Union County...

Friends of Education Award

Congratulations to Amy Bowman and Doug Vernon, who forged the relationships with Kannapolis City Schools that led to Plants for Human Health Institute being selected...

Last Call for Sweet Potato Slips

Not sure what to do with your garden beds this summer? We’ve got an easy, fun (and delicious) crop to grow: Sweet potatoes!

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FoodLab: Garden to Table

One of Amy’s favorite experiences of her week at a conference in California, was visiting Pacific Elementary School where all students not only work in...

Teacher Feature: Juli Roach

Juli Roach is a second grade teacher at Furr Elementary in Concord, NC. The school garden is mostly a one-woman project, borne of her astonishment...

Read the December E-news

In this issue, read about the hydroponics system at Bethel Elementary School, winter maintenance tasks and planning for spring.            ...

Read the November E-news

Watch a creative video that inspired a successful garden fundraising effort at Winecoff Elementary School in Concord, NC. Find out what’s happening in the garden...

Read the October E-news

It’s been 1 year since Pitts School Road Elementary had a blitz build for their school garden. First grade teacher, Erika Currin, tells us about...